Majority of Americans against possible return of Trump to the White House


Nearly six in 10 American voters believe that former President Donald Trump’s bid for the 2024 US presidency, launched a week ago, would be harmful to the country, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday. The survey, however, showed “ambiguous signals”, according to Tim Mallow, an analyst at this private university in Connecticut.

Mallow specified that 57% of Americans do not want to see Trump return to the White House, but almost half of respondents believe that a second term for the Republican is likely. In addition, 88% of Democrats and 58% of independent voters believe that a Trump return (2017-2021) would be bad for the country, while 62% of Republicans think it would be beneficial.

The study indicates that 55% of Americans think that Trump has had a mostly negative effect on the Republican Party, but among Republicans 70% think it has been positive. Approximately 35% of Americans support the ‘Make America Great Again’ (MAGA) movement, Trump’s iconic ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign slogan, and that sympathy rises to 79% among Republicans.

However, the Quinniapac survey found that, with nearly two years to go before the next presidential election, voters are not particularly enthusiastic about any of the potential candidates.

A similar discrepancy was found in the poll when it comes to the Democratic Party and current President Joe Biden: 68% of all voters do not want Biden to run for re-election, compared to 51% of Democrats who want him as a candidate. Biden appears with 38% favorable opinions and 52% unfavorable, while Trump registers 37% in favor and 54% against.

This poll polled 1,589 adults across the country, including 1,402 registered voters, from November 16 to 20, and the result has a margin of error of 2.5 points.

Another poll carried out in the United States pointed to former President Donald Trump as the main loser in the recent mid-term elections, in which he openly supported some more conservative candidates of the Republican Party and who were defeated.

According to the demographic study carried out by the Harvard CAPS-Harris center, exclusively for The Hill newspaper, 20% of respondents consider that Trump was the biggest loser in the November 8 elections. Behind him, with 15%, is the entire Democratic Party. Likewise, the candidates most closely linked to Trump, known as ‘MAGA Republicans’, are also considered by 14% of respondents to be the main losers.

Also 12% of respondents pointed to the group of Republican candidates as the big disappointment of the night. 23%, however, recognized that they did not have a clear position and chose not to choose any of the options.

“Trump comes out of the election as a much weaker candidate for re-election than he was before the inter-election,” said the poll’s co-director, Mark Penn, who noted that the former president had declared his support for a group of “losing candidates”.

The midterms were held on November 8 and resulted in the maintenance of the majority of the Democratic Party in the Senate, an unexpected result especially for some Republicans who, despite managing to control the House of Representatives, did not attest to the ‘red wave” (party color ) that Trump predicted.


Source: Expresso by expresso.pt.

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